[Biojava-l] A software project suggestion

Andreas Prlic andreas at sdsc.edu
Tue Dec 8 02:15:22 UTC 2009

Hi Martin,

Thanks for your interest in a project. Our current TODO list can be found here:

The part of biojava that probably would benefit a lot from some work
are the Blast parser modules... E.g. we are missing a PSI blast parser


On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Martin Petr <martin.petr at matfyz.cz> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm a computer science student currently in the last year of bachelor
> studies and I'm looking for an interesting software project for my
> Java course. And since I also happen to study molecular biology (I'm
> just in the first semester now, so there is a long way ahead of me)
> and I'm very interested in bioinformatics, I decided to ask here for
> suggestions.
> Do you have any ideas for a possible BioJava related project? Do you
> miss any functionality in BioJava that I could add? I have to say that
> my knowledge of bioinformatics is very vague (although I have quite a
> solid background in general computer science, at least) but I guess
> that shouldn't be a big problem.
> I'm not talking here anything PhD level-like, not even BSc level-like,
> it may be just some "boring" technical stuff that needs to be done. I
> would just prefer to help and do something more useful, which really
> can't be said about a zilionth clone of IRC bot or something like
> that. :)
> I take it as a good opportunity to learn something about BioJava
> itself, since it very well may be my tool of choice when I finally get
> a chance to get my hands dirty in some research! In fact, that's why I
> got the idea to help BioJava in the first place.
> Thanks in advance for any replies and suggestions. Have a nice day.
> Martin Petr
> Charles University in Prague
> Czech Republic
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